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Positive cases have declined but no room for complacency: LG

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Reviews Covid-19 situation in J&K, calls for focus on booster doses to senior citizens, frontline workers, and vaccination among 15-18 age group

Jammu:  Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Friday said that even though the number of new positive cases have declined, there is no room for complacency. “We must continue awareness campaigns across the UT with the active support of representatives of PRIs,” he said.

He said this while reviewing the Covid-19 situation in J&K UT in a series of meetings with members of Covid Task Force, DCs and SSsP, an official press release informed.

He directed the Health & Immunization department to focus on booster doses to senior citizens, frontline workers and vaccination among the 15-18 age group, adding that, continued adherence to Covid-appropriate behaviour is paramount.

During the meeting, the to-date situation of the Covid-19 was discussed, where ACS Health presented Covid analysis based on various parameters.

The LG also took district-wise assessment of vaccination coverage of 15-18 age group, besides the status of distribution of Sehat Golden health cards across the UT.

Underlining that J&K is a front-runner in SDG’s ‘Good Health and Well-Being’ goal, the LG directed the Health department to ensure 100 percent coverage of Sehat Golden Card.

“Our aim is to provide the best treatment to people from village to city. We will continue to strengthen critical healthcare network,” he added.

While interacting with DCs and SSsP, the LG complimented their tireless efforts for effective management of the third wave of Covid-19.

Emphasizing on the significance of Covid-appropriate behaviour, the LG said that we need to continue following CAB until the pre-Covid normalcy is restored.  He directed the SSsP for proper enforcement of CAB.

The LG also passed specific directions to the DCs to monitor and ensure proper functioning of all online services in their respective districts providing best and hassle-free public services.

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